In September 2014 SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH, Herne, will for the first time supply a portal scraper for urea fertilizer with a span of 54m and a capacity of 300tph (tonnes per hour) to the Republic of Tatarstan. A decisive factor for the award of the contract was SCHADE’s reputation in the fertilizer industry in Turkmenistan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

Two Japanese contractual partners and a Chinese contractor received the order from the Joint Stock Company Ammonia, Republic of Tatarstan to build the fertilizer plant. Just the award of the contract for the portal scraper was separately put out to tender based on the customer’s wish and not incorporated into the overall package.

The new fertilizer plant will be erected in Tatarstan near Mendelejewsk, around 1,000km east of Moscow. It will be one of the largest plants in the world capable of simultaneously extracting ammonia and methanol from natural gas: 2,050tpd (tonnes per day) of ammonia or 1,382tpd ammonia and 668tpd of methanol. The process technology originates from Denmark and the Netherlands. Commissioning of the plant is scheduled for 2015.

Ammonia is a state-run enterprise which was jointly founded in 2006 by the Tatar government and the Russian

Bank of Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank:VEB).

The demand for fertilizers is constantly increasing as a result of the global growth in population. Russia in particular is currently experiencing a rising demand for the replacement of fertilizer plants which were commissioned between 1980 and 1990. SCHADE would now like to expand its presence in the Russian fertilizer plant market.